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Advice needed!!! Drive shaft out of balance? Vibration - please watch video!

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by haring, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. Jan 9, 2018 at 8:51 AM
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    haring

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    2010 Toyota Tundra, 5.7 v8. I have recorded a video of my drive shaft today. It starts vibrating/pulsing around 50mph and stops at 57mph. What do you think? Do I need a new drive shaft???
    Most pulsing/vibration you can see around 2:08.

    Here is the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPIXIx9Lt8g&feature=youtu.be
     
  2. Jan 9, 2018 at 9:05 AM
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    Netmonkey

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    that looks like normal movement? :notsure:
     
  3. Jan 9, 2018 at 9:14 AM
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    I was driving on even pavement. Pulsing vibration came twice during the video when drive shaft was moving up and and down the most.
     
  4. Jan 9, 2018 at 9:18 AM
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    x2, if anything I'd put new u joints in it before buying a whole new shaft
     
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  5. Jan 9, 2018 at 9:24 AM
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    Does it look normal to you? I feel a weird pulsing vibration between 50 and 57mph....
     
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  6. Jan 9, 2018 at 9:30 AM
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    Yup looks normal. Speed dependent vibrations can be from a lot of things, brake drag, tire balance, u-joints, cv joints, pretty much anything that spins.
     
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  7. Jan 9, 2018 at 9:33 AM
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    My tired old eyes couldn't detect anything either. If you have a trusted mechanic or perhaps can get a dealership service manager to ride with you, perhaps they can help diagnose any issue.
     
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  8. Jan 9, 2018 at 10:31 AM
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    Randy Morton

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    Are you sure the vibrations you're feeling aren't a tire out of balance? That's often the cause for a speed sensitive vibration.
     
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  9. Jan 9, 2018 at 1:57 PM
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    If you put the vehicle in neutral at those speeds does the vibration stop?
     
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  10. Jan 9, 2018 at 2:19 PM
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    are your wheels/tires balanced?
     
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  11. Jan 9, 2018 at 2:30 PM
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    Let me try it today! I hope putting the transmission into N at 55mph wouldn't damage the transmission....Is it OK to do it?
     
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  12. Jan 9, 2018 at 2:30 PM
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    yes!
     
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  13. Jan 9, 2018 at 2:40 PM
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    Yes. How's the carrier bearing? I'm not an expert, just something I'd check.
     
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  14. Jan 9, 2018 at 3:01 PM
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    I'd definitely lube everything down there just for shits & grins...Now Alma...don't get any ideas!!!!.
     
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  15. Jan 9, 2018 at 3:25 PM
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    Brand new balanced tires.
     
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    Carrier bearing seems fine. Doesn't wobble when I try to move it. Also, in the video, it seems to be fine.
    Thanks!
     
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    I will test it today! What if vibration stops when I put into N? And what if it doesn't? What are the conclusions?
     
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    did you ever figure it out?
     

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